Chain of command

Simona Lendelova explains why sourcing the right quality components is essential for the optimum performance of mechanical power transmissions

Better bearings brought to market

High-performance steel doubles life of axlebox bearings for high load applications

Creative cage design

Craig Clydesdale reports on an innovative new advance in bearing cages

Electric clutch drives: alternative options

Drive forward hybrid transmissions technology

316 grade stainless steel ball bearings

For applications in food processing, chemical manufacture, pharmaceutical production, liquid process applications

Wire race bearings with direct drive combine light weight and high dynamics

Applications include filling stations, pick-and-place machines for PCB assembly and initial prototypes of electric vehicles

Correct installation of bearings maximises operating life in critical applications

In order to exploit the full potential that bearings have to offer, they must be correctly installed by using the appropriate tools. The repercussions of a poorly mounted bearing can be catastrophic, says Martin Wakelin

Benefits for all with lean manufacturing

Hamish Oag looks at the introduction of Lean Principles in a manufacturing environment and the benefits to both the business and the customer

One-way roller clutches

Roller clutches transfer a torque in one direction and move freely in the opposite direction

Bearings: plain by name, not by nature

Paul Mitchell explains why plain bearings are more interesting and valuable to design engineers than their name might suggest

Designing with hybrid bearings

If extreme speeds, temperatures and lifetimes interest you, then you’re at the right place. Erick Sloan writes an engineer’s guide to designing with hybrid bearings

Boosting log saw accumulator availability

Tsubaki provided a solution that increased availability, improved product quality, reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity

Global bearing demand to exceed $104bn in 2020

China will remain the largest bearing market in the world and will account for more than a third of total industry demand in 2020

Chain breaker allows easy dismantling of roller chains

All wearing parts can be easily replaced and general maintenance is straightforward

Ensuring reliability of high speed trains

Schaeffler axlebox and gearbox bearings continue to ensure reliability of Hitachi Javelin high-speed trains

Gear range designed for ultimate gear integration

Precision gearing specialist Harmonic Drive UK has launched IridiumLine, a series of lightweight gears with an extremely large hollow shaft

Super precision ball bearings ensure long life of marine gyroscopes

Marine gyroscopes are critical navigational aids that run continuously around the clock. Barney Eley outlines the important factors to consider when selecting the right bearing for a marine gyroscope application

Improving car fuel efficiency by 25%

Second-generation Gasoline Technology Car is a 48-volt mild hybrid car

Wear indicator eliminates unscheduled downtime on large sprockets

Tsubaki has introduced a wear indicator for large pitch chain drive sprockets which provides a clear indication of wear, allowing the sprocket to be replaced before it fails

Rolling bearing research project

Aims to cut fuel and energy consumption in vehicles and machines




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